Canyoning, Slovenia. Photo: Host/3glav Adventures, Rozle Bregar
4.8
| 58 reviews

Hike, Canyon and Raft the Slovenian Alps

2 nights
Moderate

Plunge into an epic active weekend – adventuring through the wild, untouched beauty of Slovenia

What's Included?

Activities & Certified Guides

All itinerary activities with professional, English-speaking guides

Hotel

2 nights in a hotel

Meals

2 breakfasts

Transfers

To and from the airport and everything in between

Equipment & Permits

All your canyoning and rafting equipment, including entry to the Triglav National Park

Small Like-minded Groups

Solo-friendly by design, join our small n’ sociable groups of up to 14 like-minded, active and outdoorsy people
From

excluding flights

What's it like?

4.8
| 58 reviews
This was my third Much Better Adventures tr...
October 2023
Jo
This was my third Much Better Adventures tr...
October 2023
Jo
This was my third Much Better Adventures tr...
October 2023
Jo
This was my third Much Better Adventures tr...
October 2023
Jo
This was my third Much Better Adventures tr...
October 2023
Jo
Great weekend away in Slovenia, such a beau...
June 2023
Lauren
Great weekend away in Slovenia, such a beau...
June 2023
Lauren
Great weekend away in Slovenia, such a beau...
June 2023
Lauren
Great weekend away in Slovenia, such a beau...
June 2023
Lauren
Great weekend away in Slovenia, such a beau...
June 2023
Lauren
The trip was an amazing experience. Jan was...
September 2022
Suzi
The excursions felt very exclusive.. other...
September 2022
Ben
The excursions felt very exclusive.. other...
September 2022
Ben
The excursions felt very exclusive.. other...
September 2022
Ben
The excursions felt very exclusive.. other...
September 2022
Ben
This trip is so much fun!! My first MBA tri...
May 2022
Gracie
This trip is so much fun!! My first MBA tri...
May 2022
Gracie
This trip is so much fun!! My first MBA tri...
May 2022
Gracie
This was an excellent trip. I would say we...
May 2022
Phillip
This was an excellent trip. I would say we...
May 2022
Phillip
This was an excellent trip. I would say we...
May 2022
Phillip
Everything was great! The guides were brill...
October 2019
James
Everything was great! The guides were brill...
October 2019
James
Everything was great! The guides were brill...
October 2019
James
Saturday was full-on with a 12-hour schedul...
September 2019
Darren
Outstanding. Opened my eyes to what weekend...
September 2019
John
Outstanding. Opened my eyes to what weekend...
September 2019
John
Quality of the hosts and the itinerary were...
June 2019
Neil
Quality of the hosts and the itinerary were...
June 2019
Neil
Quality of the hosts and the itinerary were...
June 2019
Neil

Abseil off ledges, slide down waterfalls and splash into deep blue pools as you navigate dramatic, twisting canyons

Hike through the outdoor wonderland of Triglav National Park, exploring waterfalls, nature reserves and mountain passes

Tackle the rapids of one of the most thrilling gorges in Europe as you raft the emerald waters of the Soča River

Bunk down by the beautiful Lake Bled, home to a photogenic little church built on its own island

Key Information

Day 1

Head to beautiful Bled

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Head for the alpine town of Bled, set on the shores of one of the most picturesque lakes in Europe. Check into your hotel, meet the rest of your team and spend the evening exploring the area and taking photos of the impossibly lovely church, built on its own little island.

Day 2

Raft and hike through Triglav National Park

Hiking

2-3hrs

Rafting

1.5hrs

Head to the nearby Triglav National Park, a wonderland for outdoor adventures, for an action-packed day. Enjoy three hikes in this protected area – to the tumbling Pericnik waterfall, through the Zelenci Nature Reserve and along the Vrsic mountain pass, where you can take in some beautiful views. You'll also hit the water to raft the unique, emerald green waters of the Soča River – taking the time for a couple of swims in the refreshing water, if the weather allows. You'll return to Bled in the evening for dinner and a well-earned night's sleep.

Day 3

Splash into a canyoning adventure

Canyoning

3.5hrs

Head to either Grmecica Canyon or Jereka Canyon (two of the most scenic and dramatic gorges in Slovenia) to navigate the wild and narrow limestone channels. Abseil off ledges, jump into still pools, slide down waterfalls... canyoning is a rush, and the turquoise waters of Slovenia are the perfect place to try it. You'll have time in the afternoon to explore some more of Bled, before heading back to Ljubljana in time for your flight home.

Day 1

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Food in Slovenia. Photo: Much Better Adventures/Lauren Roitman

Food in Slovenia is very diverse and greatly influenced by its neighbouring countries. In addition to traditional Slovenian food like meat stews, you'll also find plenty of Italian food and other international cuisine on offer: the choice is yours. Local bakeries and supermarkets are easy options for you to purchase your own lunches.

What is the accommodation like?

Hotel Astoria Standard Room
Lake Bled

You'll stay at the Hotel Astoria in a peaceful part of Bled, just five minutes away from both the lake and the town centre. Rooms have en suite bathrooms and air conditioning. The hotel offers free WiFi, a bar with a summer terrace and wellness facilities.

Upgrades

For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room can be booked for an extra charge, see Optional Extras for the price. Please request this at the time of booking (this is subject to availability).

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Ljubljana Airport

17:30 on Day 1

Ends

Ljubljana Airport

20:00 on Day 3

Transfers

You'll be picked up on Day 1 and dropped off in time for your return flight on Day 3. There is one group transfer on arrival and one group transfer on departure: if using this included transfer, please book any departing flight that leaves after 21:30.

If you’re not able to meet the arranged transfer time at 17:30 in Ljubljana Airport on Day 1, or need to leave earlier at the end of Day 3, you can arrange your own transport between Bled and the airport – it's a 30-minute taxi ride, or a direct bus journey.

Travel options

There are flights to Ljubljana from airports across the UK and Europe.

At the airport, you'll find regular public buses to Bled, running every hour at 5 minutes past the hour. The bus costs around €5 EUR one way and it takes around 30 minutes.

You can also book a shared taxi from the airport to Bled, which costs around €15 one way.

Enjoy 12.5% Off Outdoor Gear

In need of a few more items? All bookings receive a 12.5% discount to use at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow + Rock and Runner's Need.

What's included?

All your rafting and canyoning equipment: wetsuit, neoprene socks, shoes, harness, helmet

What do I need to bring?

  • Sports shoes
  • Light rain jacket and/or fleece, in case of cold or rainy weather
  • T-shirts
  • Trousers or shorts
  • Swim suit
  • Towel
  • Small rucksack for carrying personal items
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sun block)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Bug spray
  • Personal first aid kit
*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Optional Private Room Upgrade

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Room Upgrade

Per Person

Pre/Post Trip Accommodation Double/Twin Room

Payable Before Departure

Pre/Post Trip Accommodation Double/Twin Room

Per Night

Pre/Post Trip Accommodation Single Room

Payable Before Departure

Pre/Post Trip Accommodation Single Room

Per Night

Jo(October 2023)
This was my third Much Better Adventures tr...
This was my third Much Better Adventures tr...
This was my third Much Better Adventures tr...
This was my third Much Better Adventures tr...
This was my third Much Better Adventures tr...

This was my third Much Better Adventures trip and it exceeded all expectations.

The ‘hiking and rafting’ day was 12 hours long and jam-packed with lots of scenic stops and walks.

In the morning, we started with a short ascent to Pericnik Waterfall, which you then walk behind. This was followed by a 30-minute stop at Lake Jasna for lunch before heading to Vršič Pass for a 45-minute walk.

In the afternoon, we rafted at Soča - I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful place to have my first rafting experience. The experience itself was so much fun! (Be prepared to change in the car park though.)

Following the rafting experience, we crossed the border into Italy to swim in a lake with an incredible mountain backdrop! For me, this was definitely a highlight of the trip.

Our guide, Jan, really made the experience. He was super knowledgeable and prepared drinks for us up the mountain and after rafting. He took LOTS of photos throughout the day, which allows you to just enjoy what is in front of you. He had also made a playlist for the car journey that comprised of songs from individuals’ home countries.

The ‘canyoning’ day was also lots of fun. The majority of the group were nervous about this activity but our guide, Jure, put us at ease. We were given the option of two canyons with different difficulty ratings; we opted for Jereka with the lower difficulty rating. There were two jumps: one was optional and the other could be assisted by Jure if you were too nervous to do it. The rest of the experience involved slides, ropes and very small jumps. Despite the lower difficulty rating, we all enjoyed it. (But again, be prepared to change in the car park or wait for the one outdoor changing area with curtain.)

Overall, I would definitely recommend this trip and would absolutely book through the local tour operator again. A special shout-out to Barbara the host for arranging extra accommodation nights for us and responding to our messages so promptly.

Lauren(June 2023)
Great weekend away in Slovenia, such a beau...
Great weekend away in Slovenia, such a beau...
Great weekend away in Slovenia, such a beau...
Great weekend away in Slovenia, such a beau...
Great weekend away in Slovenia, such a beau...

Great weekend away in Slovenia, such a beautiful country. Guides were great, had lots of local knowledge and felt safe whilst doing the activities. Can’t wait to see the photos!

Suzi(September 2022)
The trip was an amazing experience. Jan was...

The trip was an amazing experience. Jan was really knowledgeable about the local area and history and I learnt a lot from the hikes. Rafting and canyoning were so much fun!

Ben(September 2022)
The excursions felt very exclusive.. other...
The excursions felt very exclusive.. other...
The excursions felt very exclusive.. other...
The excursions felt very exclusive.. other...

The excursions felt very exclusive.. other groups seemed crowded or at least crowded together.. especially the rafting. Our guides seemed to be the best too and full of experience and knowledge with a suitable amount of adrenaline fuelled bonkers ness! But always felt in safe hands !!

Tim(July 2022)

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Gracie(May 2022)
This trip is so much fun!! My first MBA tri...
This trip is so much fun!! My first MBA tri...
This trip is so much fun!! My first MBA tri...

This trip is so much fun!! My first MBA trip and I wouldn't hesitate booking again.

Saturday is a really full on day, about 12 hours with hiking in the morning and rafting in the afternoon. Our rafting guide was brilliant, super encouraging and nothing felt rushed.

Canyoning is exciting and the guides have levels for everything if you feel scared/uncomfortable. Although the hike up in the wetsuits is a sweaty one.

We had a fantastic group and made so many good memories. Just patiently awaiting the guides photos to be sent through!

Phillip(May 2022)
This was an excellent trip. I would say we...
This was an excellent trip. I would say we...
This was an excellent trip. I would say we...

This was an excellent trip. I would say we got more than our moneys worth, and the excursions were challenging and approachable for all levels of ability in the group.

Sean(October 2021)

Such a great trip, would strongly recommend to others! Really gave me the bug for rafting, and all the guides and instructors were top class. All the kit/gear was tip top, really impressed. Can't wait to get back to Slovenia!!

James(October 2019)
Everything was great! The guides were brill...
Everything was great! The guides were brill...
Everything was great! The guides were brill...

Everything was great! The guides were brilliant, knowledgeable and friendly. The hikes were stunning, rafting was so much fun and the canyoning was unbelievably fun... I instantly wanted to do it again as soon as I reached the end.

Anna(September 2019)

Prompt, great equipment, fantastic explanation of the history of the local area, very witty team.

Darren(September 2019)